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Author QuotedTrevor Leggett
Title Quotedfirst Zen reader
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/01/21
ImprintTokyo (etc.) : Tuttle. [1960]
QuotationAmakuki Sessan in his commentary on Hakuin's "Song of Meditation" (conferences given on the radio in 1934!!) has a beautiful passage on the right use of all things-close to the very heart of Benedict's idea of poverty and also close to Shaker simplicity. Advantageous use (not wasting), loving use, living use, pure use, spiritual use.
Quotation SourceTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 196
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